Naming Straight Chain Alkanes

Naming Straight Chain Alkanes Tutorial Video by Leah FischNaming Organic Compounds Series: Video 2
This naming tutorial video takes you through the basics of applying the puzzle pieces ‘first name’ and ‘last name’ when it comes to naming a straight-chain or simple alkane. Video includes a number of practice problems for recognition of line structure, condensed formula, and structural formulas.

(Watch on YouTube: Straight Alkanes. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)

<– Watch Previous Video: Introduction To IUPAC Nomenclature
–> Watch Next Video: Naming Branched Chain Alkanes

This is Video 2 in the Naming Organic Compounds Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.

Need a review on Functional Groups? Watch the Functional Groups Video, Download the Cheat Sheet, then try the Quiz.


  1. This is extremely helpful, thank you!!

  2. Muddasser says

    I’m so glad that someone is really making my organic chemistry easy and that one is you. ! thanks ! eases off my chemistry ! 🙂

  3. Sarah Glade says

    Great video, thank you Leah!

Speak Your Mind